AZBio In the Loop for the Week of January 1, 2018




Welcome to 2018!

15 years ago, AZBio was formed from Arizona’s bioscience cluster to be the Arizona’s statewide industry association.  Many exciting developments have happened in the last 15 years and the road ahead has many more in store. Together we are making life better in Arizona and across the world.  Thank you for being part of our bioscience community!

AZBio Member News


NINDS Awards $150,000 Grant to NuvOx Pharma for Development of Field-ready Syringe for Oxygen Delivery Drug.

NuvOx Pharma, a clinical stage biotechnology company based in Tucson, Arizona, has received a Phase I SBIR grant for $150,000 from the National Institutes of Health, specifically the National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Stroke (NINDS). This grant will fund development of a novel syringe sonication device that may allow quick preparation of an investigational drug for oxygen delivery.

HTG Molecular Diagnostics Expands its Collaboration with Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

Signs Master Collaboration Agreement for Assay Development and Manufacturing of Kits Supporting Biomarker Research Programs.

Three Arizona Biotech Companies Win Fall Arizona Innovation Challenge

The Fall 2017 round of the Arizona Innovation Challenge (AIC) has concluded as the Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) today announced six awardees in its semi-annual business plan competition including Arizona biotech companies Life365, Inc. GT Medical Technologies, and Resonea.

Opportunity Alerts

The global bioscience investment community is heading to San Francisco next week for the  meeting what will take place across the city by the bay during the week of the Annual JP Morgan Healthcare Investment Conference.Will you be there?
If you are heading to JPM in search of investment, make sure to send your current non-confidential executive summary to so that Joan can help  to share your story too![
 Apply Today!

MedTech Innovator $500K Competition and Accelerator now accepting applications

The final deadline for applications is Jan. 26, 2018. Companies that apply in December will receive a priority review, so you are encouraged to apply today.

AZBio Members – Lock-in Your Savings for BIO 2018 by January 12th.  

Save Big When You Are Ready to Register for BIO 2018 in Boston.As a valued member of a state biotech association, we’re offering you the opportunity to lock in a significant discount on two premier BIO 2018 registration packages: Convention Access and Convention Access & Partnering.  Registration is not required at this point. By signing up, you are locking in the discount. Simply complete the form, and you will be sent your discount code prior to registration opening in January. It’s that easy!

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Who’s Hiring?  

Check out career opportunities with Critical Path Institute, HTG Molecular Diagnostics, and Systems Imagination (Internship).  

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Events  – Committees – Savings

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State Biotech Kick Off Reception – JPM Week (SOLD OUT)

  • Jan 7, 2018 – San Francisco

  • Jan 9, 2018 – San Francisco

Biotech Showcase 2018  (AZBio Members Save)

  • Jan 8-10, 2018 – San Francisco

Digital Medicine and Medtech Showcase  (AZBio Members Save)

  • Jan 8-10, 2018 – San Francisco
Understand Your Genome Symposium 

  • Feb 22, 2018 – Scottsdale
Arizona Bioscience Week 2018

  • Oct 1, 2018 – Chandler

2018 AZBio Awards

  • Oct 3, 2018 – Phoenix

White Hat Investors Conference during AZBW 2018

  • Oct 3-4, 2018 – Phoenix

Save the date: AZBio Government Affairs Call: Thursday January 11th at 3 PM 
All AZBio Members are welcome to join the AZBio Government Affairs Committee.  Click here to be added to the committee   Click here to download our 2018 Plans

  SAVINGS: AZBio Purchasing Power 

 AZBio Members saved over $3 Million via AZBio Purchasing Power in 2016. 

 Click here to learn more how YOU can save on these product and services. 


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Arizona a Top Tier Bioscience State. 
AZBio Members are making it happen!View AZBio Member Directory

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Legacy Level:  Arizona Commerce Authority * BIO *  Dorn Policy Group  * Flinn Foundation 
Chairman’s Circle:  Bard Peripheral Vascular  *  BusinessWire 
City of Phoenix * City of Tempe *  
Johnson & Johnson * Roche 
Leadership Level: Alliant Insurance * Amanda Vega Consulting * Amgen * Arizona Science Center * City of Scottsdale *  Cord Blood Registry (CBR) * Dignity Health * Genentech  * Janssen Biotech * KCA * Medtronic Tempe Campus * New Angle Media *   Northern Arizona University  *  Pfizer *  PhRMA * Pinnacle Transplant Technologies * Roche Diagnostics *  TGen * The Biodesign Institute at ASU * UA BIO5 * Ulthera * University of Arizona * Ventana Medical Systems * VWR   
Sustaining Partners:  AdvaMed  * Affordable Image * Alliance Bank of Arizona *  Allergan  *  APS * Bank of America * Bristol-Myers Squibb *  EY * International Research Center * Merrill Lynch * Midwestern University * NFP * * PADT Medical * Snell & Wilmer * U.S. Trust  

AZBio Supporters make what we do possible.

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